Child Labor in the Harmful Work and Concerned Issues: Bangladesh Perspective

Mohammad Jamal Hossain, Sk. Habibur Rahaman


Child labor, a sheer reality in Bangladesh like many other developing countries, is one of the major socio-economic problems in the country. The working children, as a socio-economic group, happened to be the most disadvantaged because for survival of self and family. They are forced to work for living, sacrificing their childhood along with their future. Studies revealed that one in every six children in Bangladesh was working children. The gravity of the situation led my initiative to study on “Prevalence of Child Labor in Harmful Work in the work area at Dhaka, Khulna and Kurigram. The study looked into one of the key aspects of child protection prevalence of harmful child labor using the definition of children and harmful labor. The study also generated baseline information on major characteristics of child labor including income and household dependency on work/income from the children.

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